Participation in Monochromia has encouraged me to seek out subjects that will convert beautifully to B&W (as opposed to in the past when I would convert mostly when the color didn’t turn out quite right. Hey … Just being honest here). Anyway, there was much about this gas lantern that drew my eye, in particular, the flame. Yet no matter how I processed the image, I just wasn’t able to get that lovely orange glow to stand out sans color. While somewhat disappointed with that, it wasn’t until I got home that I realized that I’d caught the reflection of a flag hanging in front of an adjacent building. What a nice happy accident!
Okay all you photographers out there: how would you have emphasized that flame?
If you’d like, check out Life on the Bike to see other images from my brief visit to Charlottesville, VA last week.